Muharram-Safar


As the daily Majlises come to an end, it’s time we consolidate what happened at Kerbala and internalize the lessons learned. For a boy who doesn’t learn much from worksheets or sitting down, we’re using Legos to recall the events (one by one) of Ashura and InshA recapping and really […]

Consolidating the Events of Kerbala Using Legos


Alhmad after learning that I have the honourable name of H.Muslim’s mother – I feel an even greater responsibility to walk in her footsteps and bring up little Safeer e Imams who will represent Imam Al Hujjah in a fraction of a way that H.Muslim represented I.Hussein (as) So I […]

Kerbala Hero: Muslim Ibn Aqeel


Be like a Kerbala Hero   This year I’m hoping to make Muharram more practical. Even if it is overcoming daily challenges in the honour and strength of a Kerbala hero. Personally, I’ve listened to more majlises than the things I need to put into practice. We don’t just need […]

Muharram Flag Advent Calendar



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We made a pop-up book to help relate the story of B.Sakinah (as) and as she’s AlhamdulilA becoming an avid reader, a keepsake to have for years to come. It took us less than 30 mins, once I’d figured out how to do it. You’ll see below from the page-by-page […]

B.Sakinah (sa) Mini Pop-up Book


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My kids have been getting into a pickle about the sequence of events that bead together to form the whole ‘Event of Kerbala’   And usually I’d let it pass by as they are quite young to remember everything, but they seem to be getting frustrated.   Therefore I thought I’d make up […]

The Event of Kerbala Flashcards


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Alhamd, we diligently did what we could to mourn for I.Hussein (as) and the brave martyrs. The tragedy springs forth a stream of sadness and an engulfment of grief. On one hand it seems like just the start of an inner revolution, while on the other with the declining frequency […]

Five Little Things to Remember the Family of I.Hussein (as



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This activity was probably more apt for Arbaeen, but it was so awesome that I just couldn’t wait to do it with the kids. And it also helps kids understand that I.Hussein (as) was victorious, which I feel with all the sadness and grief, young kids may not understand this […]

I.Hussein (as)’s Victory – Suratun Nasr


We had ten minutes exactly before we had to make a move towards the bus stop. I took a moment to share this clip with my daughter again this year: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PojUySZ9DEQ When we came to repentance, we briefly talked about H.Hur and I.Hussein (as) and how we can be more […]

Kerbala All Around Us


Here is a kids-size Amaal Sheet I made for my kids.  Download it here   Ashura Poem Recited by my daughter, a description of the Maqtal

Amaal of Ashura



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Images from http://aashura.tripod.com/story.htm Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: “There is none who recites poetry about Husain (A.S.) and weeps and makes others weep by means of it, except that Allah makes Paradise incumbent upon him and forgives his sins.” On Ashura, on Ashura, When it was Fajr time,H.Ali Akber gave Adhan […]

Ashura Poem


I was so moved by this post (see below) and decided it was how I wanted me and my kids to connect to Imam Hussein (as) at his Majlis EVERY TIME.   And it was yet another wonderful opportunity to learn a gem of a hadith by our 6th Imam […]

Labbayk Ya Hussein – Mosque Etiquette


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Here are some fantastic e-books consisting of craft ideas, hands-on activities and paper-based activity. Click on images to download the e-books Resource 1: A PDF of some paper-based activities to keep little ones busy while teaching them about the events of Kerbala      Resource 2: ASR KIDS This is a […]

Muharram Resources – e-Handbooks



Resource 1:  Ezsoftech.com is a brilliant Shia resource which has stories of Kerbala with illustrations and speech bubbles       Resource 2: I haven’t reviewed it yet but it looks good- a series of images with captions which narrate the story. See it here   Resource 3: Stories from last year […]

Muharram Resources – Online Stories


Timeless treasures and range from little ones to older kids. Here are a few I know of but please add any more at the comment box  1. ALIF, BAA, TAA OF KERBALA by Saleem Bhimji & Arifa Hudda   2. THE THIRST OF SAKINAH (SA) – illustrated by the orphan children […]

Muharram Resources – Books


Listening to Our Inner Voice H.Hur was a commander of the army of Yezid. Although he was working for a bad person Yezid, his heart was very good. He was the one who stopped I.Hussain (as) from going to Kufa and I.Hussain had to go to Kerbala instead. At that […]

Story of H.Hur



Being a Good Friend When Imam Hussain (as) reached Kerbala, he was missing somebody. His heart was quite sad. He was missing his best friend Habib ibn Mazahir. He quickly wrote him a letter and sent it with a messenger on a horse. In those days, there were no postmans […]

Story of H.Habeeb


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Being a Good Follower of Imam Mahdi (af)  When many friends of Imam Hussein (as) were killed by the mean bad people in Kerbala, the children were getting more and more thirsty. They would cry loudly and say ‘Al Atash, Al Atash’ ‘O Thirst, O Thirst’!   H. Abbas, who […]

Story of H.Abbas (sa)


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Bibi Sakina First Looks for H.Baby Ali Asghar for Water On tha day of Ashura, the mean bad people killed 72 men from the camp of I.Hussain (as). They killed Aun, Mohammed and Qasim (B.Sakina’s cousins), they killed her beloved chacha (uncle) H.Abbas, they killed her brothers H.Ali Akber and […]

The Story of B.Sakina and H.Ali Asghar



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Post from Muharram 1435 We nearly missed a couple of very important dates last year So this year, we’re trying to make a conscious effort in knowing the Islamic dates as much as we know the Gregorian calendar. We made an A2 kitchen wall calendar,consisting of a pic, a calendar […]

Islamic Calendar Activity


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We fervently engage kids in the beginning and the climax of the tragedy of Kerbala, but I feel, we often, especially with the little ones, omit telling them the ending. Perhaps, leaving their naive minds to wonder that death is the end all. Or God forbid, they start developing doubts […]

Kerbala Rainbow


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We weren’t getting too much time to recite Qur’an with Majlises in the evenings, so I thought I’d incorporate her new-found colouring passion with some Qur’an revision, keeping it appropriate to these nights while we commemorate the different personalities. These are simple Arabic bubble letters that kids can colour in […]

Muharram Colouring Sheets